- Shamima Muslim has expressed disgust over moves by some Christian leaders to subjugate other faiths
- She said there is no minority or majority religion in Ghana
- She was speaking on TV3 over the decision by authorities of the Wesley Girls School to prevent Muslim students from fasting
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Shamima Muslim, founder of the Alliance for Women in Media Africa (AWMA), says no religion is a minority religion in Ghana.
Speaking on the New Day show on TV3 on Friday, May 14, 2021, Shamima Muslim did not mince words when she stated no one has to be discriminated against based on their religion.
She said the two major religions being practiced in the country—Christianity, and Islam, are borrowed from colonial missionaries who came holding the bible and Muslim settlers who brought their faith with them.
“So, this is a borrowed religion, by happenstance you happen to have numbers, not because of any special conferment of any special status on you, so that ought to give you more of a position of humility,” she told host Berla Mundi during the show monitored by YEN.com.gh.
She, however, admitted that in nations that have the majority of Muslims, one will find some kind of “tyranny, oppression and the need to subjugate.”
Her comments are coming on the back of the Wesley Girls Senior High School controversy.
It will be recalled that Muslim students were stopped from observing the just-ended month of Ramadan.
There have been a lot of back and forth regarding the school's reason why they do not want the students to fast.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no end in sight for the impasse between the Muslim community and Christians over the decision by authorities of Wesley Girls to prevent their Muslim students from fasting.
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) issued a statement supporting the decision by the school and the Methodist Church.
In reaction to the comments by CCG and GCBC, a member of the Muslim caucus in Parliament, Muntaka Mubarak, has clapped back at the groups for displaying hatred against Muslims.
According to Muntaka who doubles as the MP for Asawaase, he believes the stance taken by the school with the support of the Methodist Church is equal to discrimination which is against the laws of the country.
“It is disappointing that the Christian Council and the Conference of Catholic Bishops will support bigotry and hatred. This is pure hatred, and we believe that our country has passed this stage. We will not tolerate this," Muntaka is reported to have said in a Ghanaweb report.
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